Bear Cub

Partial day camp for children ages 4 - 6.


Summer Camp

Bear Cub helps guide children as they discover animals throughout the zoo. Each curriculum has a theme; the lens through which campers will build skills such as mindfulness, peer collaboration, empathy and scientific inquiry. A daily routine including morning circle, bathroom breaks, snacks and lunch will help set campers up for school year success. While the daily routine is the structure of the curriculum there is day to day flexibility which allows instructors to focus on campers’ immediate needs and interests; each day is a new adventure.


Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Drop off: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Pick up: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m
Camps start the week of Monday, June 26, 2023 and will run for 10 consecutive weeks.


5-Day Weeks: $465 ($415 base fee and a $50 non-refundable fee)
4-Day Weeks: $380 ($330 base fee and a $50 non-refundable fee)

Summer Camp 2023 Themes


Play Like an Animal

From leaping baby monkeys to bouncing otter pups to stalking tiger cubs, play is the work of youngsters of all species. In this fun camp your littlest animal lover will play pretend games that give them the perspective of animals all over the world, and also play games about animals! 


Healthy Like Me

What do animals need to stay healthy? Every species is different, but we all have a lot in common, too! Through stories, observation, and imaginative play, campers will discover what animals need to stay healthy, and how similar most of those needs are to our own. 



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Thank you for your interest in our Summer Day Camps!  Camps have SOLD OUT, but we encourage you to join the wait list if you're still interested. To join our waitlist, please select the Registration button below.


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FAQ & Safety Policies

Find answers to frequently asked questions and details on the zoo's safety policies, including what measures we are implementing during camp to limit the spread of coronavirus.

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Cancelation Policy


Cancelation and Modification of Classes and Camp Registration

All programs require a $50 non-refundable fee which will not be returned regardless of cancelation or modification date. Below are additional important cutoffs for cancelations or modifications.

  • Registration for day camps closes 1 week prior to the session start date.
  • Modifications and cancelations can be made until 2 weeks prior to the session start date.
  • If a session is beginning in less than 2 weeks, the program fee will not be returned in the event of modification or cancelation.



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